Kristin Froneman

Trick-or-treaters are in for some spooky delights around Vernon

North Okanagan scares up tricks and treats

A number of events are taking place throughout the region that will see volunteer fire departments set off fireworks and light bonfires.

Trick-or-treaters are in for some spooky delights around Vernon
The Vernon Community Arts Centre’s administrative assistant Keyanna Burgher

Vernon arts centre is fired up for Day of the Dead Kiln

The Vernon Community Arts Centre mourns the death of one of its kilns with a day-after Halloween party.

The Vernon Community Arts Centre’s administrative assistant Keyanna Burgher
Alex Patterson as Eddie and Louise Boisvert as Columbia show off their dance moves in Big Apple Production’s Rocky Horror Show.

On The Stage: Hot Patootie, bless my soul for Rocky Horror

Big Apple Production’s third annual Rocky Horror Show, this year at O’Keefe Ranch, is better, broader and brasher than ever before.

Alex Patterson as Eddie and Louise Boisvert as Columbia show off their dance moves in Big Apple Production’s Rocky Horror Show.
Annabelle from The Conjuring peeks out from Chucky's toy room at the Field of Screams corn maze at O'Keefe Ranch.

Halloween event guide for Vernon and the Okanagan

Check our interactive map for more information on must-see Halloween events in Vernon and the whole Okanagan.

Annabelle from The Conjuring peeks out from Chucky's toy room at the Field of Screams corn maze at O'Keefe Ranch.
ROYAL (Vernon-raised singer-songwriter Jodi Pederson) and her band perform the Hometown Single Release Show at Record City Friday

Hometown girl Jodi Pederson gets a ROYAL welcome

Jodi Pederson is back in Vernon under her new name, ROYAL, to play her new music at Record City Friday, Oct. 28.

ROYAL (Vernon-raised singer-songwriter Jodi Pederson) and her band perform the Hometown Single Release Show at Record City Friday
A moving crew delivers the North Okanagan Community Concert Association’s recently purchased 1978 Hamburg Steinway grand piano to its new home at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre.

North Okanagan Community Concert Association is keyed up for piano unveiling

New Hamburg Steinway concert grand will be officially unveiled Oct. 29 when B.C. pianist Ian Parker takes her keys and pedals for a spin.

A moving crew delivers the North Okanagan Community Concert Association’s recently purchased 1978 Hamburg Steinway grand piano to its new home at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre.
B.C. comedian Mike Delamont brings his award-winning one-man show

Nothing is sacred for this comedy ‘queen’

Critically acclaimed and award winning comedian Mike Delamont is in Vernon Oct. 28 with his one-man show, God is a Scottish Drag Queen.

B.C. comedian Mike Delamont brings his award-winning one-man show
Sergei Saratovsky leans against NOCCA’s 1887 Steinway before a performance at the Performing Arts Centre that was so dramatic

Vernon and NOCCA say goodbye to the old ‘warhorse’

North Okanagan Community Concert Association's 1887 Hamburg Steinway is being retired to make way for the new concert grand.

Sergei Saratovsky leans against NOCCA’s 1887 Steinway before a performance at the Performing Arts Centre that was so dramatic
Estelle Shook is back at Caravan Farm Theatre as its interim artistic director.

A familiar face is back to drive shows at Caravan Farm Theatre

After six years of being away, Estelle Shook is back as the outdoor theatre's interim artistic director.

Estelle Shook is back at Caravan Farm Theatre as its interim artistic director.
Forget creepy clowns

Caravan amps up the creep factor with its 13th annual Walk of Terror

Walk or run, but don't hide for one of the spookiest events of Halloween at Caravan Farm Theatre.

Forget creepy clowns
Sharon Isaaks

Historic hall in Okanagan Landing opens to art

The Okanagan Artists of Canada (OAC) is hosting its fourth annual Art at Paddlewheel Park exhibition and sale Sunday, Oct. 23.

Sharon Isaaks
Brian Martin as Dr. Frank-N-Furter and Mike Waldegger as Rocky star in Big Apple Production's Rocky Horror Show at the O'Keefe Ranch Oct. 25-29.

There’s something new on the slab for Halloween at O’Keefe Ranch

Big Apple Productions moves its third annual Rocky Horror Show to the Historic O’Keefe Ranch in Spallumcheen.

Brian Martin as Dr. Frank-N-Furter and Mike Waldegger as Rocky star in Big Apple Production's Rocky Horror Show at the O'Keefe Ranch Oct. 25-29.
The Contenders

The Contenders are the ultimate road warriors

Gary Fjellgaard and Valdy continue to put the miles on with their annual tour of the Okanagan.

The Contenders
Windmills (Vernon’s Cory Myraas) plays his first public hometown show

Vernon’s Windmills is back in motion

Windmills (Cory Myraas) gives his first public concert in his hometown of Vernon since his computer was stolen with all his music files.

Windmills (Vernon’s Cory Myraas) plays his first public hometown show
Secret Society’s Doug Crawford is bringing his Sunnyvale Liquor Tour to the Okanagan with stops in Kelowna Oct. 20 and Vernon Oct. 23.

Liquor and words mix for Okanagan MC’s Sunnyvale tour

Kelowna-bred rapper Doug Crawford, who now lives in Vernon, joins Secret Society and the Trailer Park Boy’s ‘T’ for a national hip-hop tour.

Secret Society’s Doug Crawford is bringing his Sunnyvale Liquor Tour to the Okanagan with stops in Kelowna Oct. 20 and Vernon Oct. 23.
Vernon singer-songwriter Betty Johnson performs with her trio

Coldstream Coffee House keeps live music percolating

The Coldstream Live Music Society is needing new board members to run its popular monthly coffee house in Vernon.

Vernon singer-songwriter Betty Johnson performs with her trio
Margaret McSweeney

Artists show Diversity at Vernon Public Art Gallery

Federation of Canadian Artists North Okanagan chapter holds first group exhibition at VPAG in 10 years.

Margaret McSweeney
photos submitted The bar is decorated for Christmas at Nite Magic

Flashback to the ‘90s at Nite Magic reunion

Anyone who remembers getting funky to Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Baby Got Back likely hit the dance floor at former Vernon hot spot Nite Magic.

photos submitted The bar is decorated for Christmas at Nite Magic
Kristin Froneman is the Arts and Entertainment editor at The Morning Star.

The good outweighs the bad

One sentence that I occasionally hear that cuts me to the core: “There’s nothing to do here.”

Kristin Froneman is the Arts and Entertainment editor at The Morning Star.
Margo Timmins

Cowboy Junkies deliver sweet show

The Cowboy Junkies helped celebrate the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre’s 15th annual Birthday Bash Saturday, Oct. 1.

Margo Timmins